Oakland, California

(510) 845-5178 Ext. 3

Psychotherapy, counseling and consultation services

About Richelle " Ricky" Jacobs, LMFT


For more than forty-five years, I have offered a blend of both in-depth and practical psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples. My style is relational, reflective, and directive.

I specialize in anxiety, depression (which shows itself in many ways), communication skills, life crises and transitions, as well as self-exploration and present-day dilemmas. I see clients on a short-term or a longer-term basis. Couples' therapy extends to working with siblings, parent/adult children, co-custody parents, and friends. I am also consultant and supervisor to other psychotherapists.

As a therapist I take into consideration the larger social setting that goes beyond one's family history. This view includes a client's class background, age, race, ethnicity, culture(s), gender orientation, gender expression, physical disabilities (hidden or otherwise) and status as a single or coupled person.

Even after being in the field for so long, I am still deeply engaged with and committed to my work. Each person or couple presents a new set of experiences: there isn't a cookie-cutter model. Once the work begins, collaboration is likely to remain fresh and stimulating, whether clients are here for only a short time, or whether they decide on a longer treatment plan.

B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison

M.A. University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain College

L.M.F.T. California Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure  (1975)

RUSSELL HOUSE (Founding Member and Partner) (1977-2017)

WOMEN'S THERAPY CENTER (Faculty Member, 2004 - 2017)

FRIENDS OF SAUSAL CREEK (Board of Directors Member since 2012)